Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance (NCBLA) has an excellent new website up and is looking for publicity (via child_lit listsev). The goal of the NCBLA is, "is to make issues related to young people's literacy, literature, and libraries an ongoing priority on our national agenda. We act as a freelance, nonpartisan advocate, creating and developing special projects and events that promote literacy, literature, libraries, and the arts; educating the public about practical literacy and education solutions; and ensuring young people's right to read." Sounds like a plan to me!

The NCBLA site lists upcoming projects, including a Democracy at Risk summit and a series of books about The White House. The site also features loads of information for teachers, librarians, and mentors all in the aim of turning children into critical thinkers. Check it out when you have a chance.